happypoppeye

happypoppeye

Lives in United States AK, United States
Has a website at www.pbase.com/happypoppeye
Joined on Aug 27, 2006

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Deleted pending purge: To my sorrow, it's another Almost...
Imagine waterproofing that is working to the pressure of 1.2 bar, and how little it takes to make something really usable to divers (i.e. being able to resist pressures of 5 bar)! Taking photos within 12 meters depth is really frustrating if you want to do more than dive in apnea or just snorkle. There is no excuse for any manufacturer who wants their products to be interesting to outdoors people, for not yet being able to make a proper amphibious camera which would be at least as usable as ancient Nikonos, including Nikon who already has two excellent casings, - III and V - easily adaptable to digital technology...
And adding an underwater housing to an underwater camera is just as laughable as having extra Pet modes for Cats and Dogs. While having none for Parrots, for instance. The whole idea of an u/w camera is to finally get rid of the housing, which is just another piece of equipment one has to buy and take care of...

Huh? ...this is a family vaca type p and s not a dive camera
...this isn't a prosumer or pro type camera either, thus no raw, which would be useless to most people this camera is geared to (more to all the other posters not you) and which will be buying

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 15:02 UTC
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christiankoehler: A camera like this is called "higher spec" now?

In my opinion a p&s needs to have a good full auto mode. But I never understand the benefit of these scene modes.
What is the difference between "portrait" and "beauty"? Should I use "dog" or "cat" mode if it is an elephant? Why not just implement PASM modes? Manufactors obviously think buyers of compact cameras are idiots. But this is a $400 camera. For that price it should have a 1/1.8'' sensor, RAW mode, manual focus and manual/semi auto modes.

Christian

Check out the dial ...it ha "Magic" mode ...probably adds on 100 bucks to the price ...and when people see that "Magic" setting ...it's gonna sell like hotcakes ...ha

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:24 UTC
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dtmoody: First P&S in awhile that has really caught me eye. Olympus may just get some of my hard earned $ for this one.

+2

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2012 at 11:22 UTC
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happypoppeye: TS-20...???... click the review and look at the top.

Why does the top of the review pages say "TS-20" ...this isn't the TS-20 ...a typo I'm sure, but still, title the page with the right camera guys, c'mon.

Good job Barney ...it happens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 18:10 UTC

TS-20...???... click the review and look at the top.

Why does the top of the review pages say "TS-20" ...this isn't the TS-20 ...a typo I'm sure, but still, title the page with the right camera guys, c'mon.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

It's too much...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 12:24 UTC as 46th comment
On Photoshop CS6 Blur Gallery Tutorial article (168 comments in total)

Heck ...I'm still using PSE version 1 ...but with a cheap fast prime I can still do better than CS6

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2012 at 19:26 UTC as 49th comment
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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lightandday: General information
Please be aware this camera is defective and all / most will have to have their sensors changed. The stock in the shops will most likely have faulty sensors !
Please read later NEWS ARTICLES on dpr "Orbs - Blooming "

Hey can I borrow six hundred bucks? Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 02:16 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Well, I guess always look on the bright side ...it could be wood paneled like that Sigma thingie ...but still, I think this one is uglier. This may be the ugliest thing I've ever seen out of a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 00:01 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
On Images of Panasonic GF5 start to appear article (130 comments in total)

I like it...
Small and simple.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 24th comment
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DotCom Editor: Who is running this company, Moe, Larry, or Curly?

I think it's Curly.
...so it was a "lets see who is dumb enough to buy it at this price" campaign.
Curly: 1 Customers: 0

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 23:56 UTC
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JohnMatrix: OK, I'll say it: How much??

For that price it would have to be significantly better than the 24/L II.

1217 euro ...last sentence above
...about 1720 USD

...other sites are listing 1449euro, including VAT

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 19:03 UTC

HAhahahaaaaa

WTF

...well worth the 10000 Euro. Forget the IQ, this thing looks like the family Truckster on Vacation.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 18:26 UTC as 245th comment

Its an "L"...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 00:12 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies

Well, whether you like it or not, you gotta love the effort and engineering for this one. At least someone is trying to see what they can do with lens design ...as Nikon and Canon lenses get bigger and bigger.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 15:58 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On Sony unveils four lenses for A and E mounts article (37 comments in total)
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Lukino: no fast 35 yet. I wanted to like Nex system, but without a fast (and possibly compact) prime, it's not my game. And btw, 50mm on apsc IS NOT a prime!

...but the 24 on an APS is a 36 FOV
Is that what you want? A 35 type FOV
...any single focal length, non zooming lens is a prime ...18, 24, 25, 50, 85, 105, 135, 200, 400, 600, etc, etc

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 03:20 UTC
On Sony announcements: content updated article (7 comments in total)

thumbs up ...good work.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2011 at 00:52 UTC as 5th comment
On In with the new: dpreview forums expanded article (92 comments in total)

Great work DPR crew. Of course, you can't make everyone happy, but nice to see you are trying.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2011 at 15:29 UTC as 41st comment
On War in the Travel Photo (captions required) challenge (9 comments in total)

That last sentence is an excellent point jbf, and one I think of often.
I was there as a visitor. Passing through, just looking. But to actually live there, my god. If you are in or were born in a western nation, consider that your first win of the lottery ...and I know, not everything is good even than, but at least you have some sort of chance.

When I say "made it back alive ...barely" - I made it back, but not without the help of rooftop snipers, mercs "ghosting' me in an SUV down the street, and especially from the small army at, and the fortress called, the Serena. Good drivers, helpful Afghans and alot of really good luck.

Thanks again,
john

jbf wrote:
> Great story and great photograph. I was just reading a thread on another photography website, the subject of which was Walker Evans and his attitude toward photography. One quote from that thread was, "...true lyricism enters spontaneously without notice, almost never when called - and is often discovered after the fact, as an unexpected but welcome guest." I'm still trying to digest that whole discussion, but I'm guessing this photo is a good example of what they were talking about. I noticed you added a note: "Made it back alive ...barely." I can't help but think, "Made it back alive ...barely _from her home_."

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2010 at 13:57 UTC as 4th comment
On War in the Travel Photo (captions required) challenge (9 comments in total)

Thank you everyone and thanks to all who voted. I'm actually really surprised at this as I thought this was more of a "good shot because of my memory of the situation" kind of thing.

Thanks again,
As small and insignificant as these contests may seem - I'm really proud of it - especially because it was won through actual votes of tother photographers.

John

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2010 at 13:48 UTC as 5th comment
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